We found the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. From your best buddy to your weird coworker, this gift guide will have you done shopping quicker than you can say, “Thanks, Stego. You guys are the best. You’re even cooler than Santa.” No worries, it’s just what we do.
P.S. take that, Santa.
I think we all know someone who would rather be out in the woods with a warm fire and an unobstructed view of the stars than at your family holiday party. Don’t be offended – it's not about you. They just really, really love nature. We get it. Here are the gifts for the mountain-dwellers, campers, hikers, backpackers, and van-lifers out there.
This portable, lightweight firepit is easy to set up, and just as easy to pack up. It may be small, at just 2.25 pounds, but it packs a punch! This little guy can hold up to 11 pounds of wood (that’s impressive). It's perfect for those leave-no-trace adventurers who want to be sure that you could never tell that they set up camp in those woods.
Your adventurer friend probably spends plenty of time in hiking boots while they’re out on the trail – get them performance hiking socks to keep their feet extra comfy. The Mid Crew length on these is perfect for standard hiking boots. However, we’re not saying you shouldn’t try to sneak a peek of your adventurer’s ankles next time you see them to find out if they would prefer this same great sock in crew length. If they’re an active Instagrammer, you could probably look there. It might be less weird than staring at their ankles in person, but that's your call.
Another hiking sock recommendation? Duh, you’re reading a gift guide from a sock company. Not all hiking socks are the same. These ones have even more Merino wool. You may not care about Merino wool, but your adventurer friend sure does. Basically, Merino wool is awesome at absorbing moisture, which helps regulate foot temperature. Their feet will stay dry, comfortable, and smellin’ fine in these bad boys.
The Exercise Enthusiast
Whether you know someone who hits the gym regularly, or someone who makes it their New Year's resolution to start going to the gym (Every. Single. Year.), these gifts are great to keep them supported and motivated.
This ASM Fitness Box is a great gift for the person who thinks they’re going to become a workout junkie, but then doesn’t end up using their gym membership. This one-time investment is better than that monthly fee, reminding them that they still haven’t gone to the gym. It's also great for the person who enjoys working out at home, but uses random objects around the house as equipment. This box will be such an upgrade for them! It includes an ab roller and knee mat, push up bars, and a lightweight jump rope. In other words, it contains things they probably don’t already have on hand.
These socks are great socks for hardcore exercisers. If they’ve ever bragged to you about how much they can bench, or how many miles they got in before the sun rose, this is the gift for them. They need an ultra-lightweight sock that can keep up. These EnduroTecs are built with Merino wool superpowers to keep feet comfortable, dry, and cool, no matter what activity (remember what we said earlier in this article? Same deal)!
You know that friend who wakes up at 4 a.m. and goes for a run? That friend is probably trying to get you to go with them even though you think they’re crazy since you’re not a runner. Make the whole thing easier on everyone involved and grab a couple pairs of these socks. They come in lots of different colors so you can each have a variety of options - bright colors first thing in the morning makes things more bearable, right? Plus, they’re affordable and you deserve a little something for yourself after all this shopping!
The Cool Parents and Grandparents
Whether you're buying for your own parents and grandparents or someone else’s, these gifts are sure to make their lives better! (Bold statement, we know, but just look at the ideas before jumping to conclusions).
This sidewalk chalk stick is perfect for parents and grandparents who can’t get down on the ground to draw with the kiddos. It fits nearly all standard size chalk (square or round), and it even comes with two sticks! That’s what we’re talking about, simple gifts that don’t require extra effort. (Well, besides the wrapping part. We can’t really help you there.)
Pro tip: This makes a great present for kids, too! Go ahead and get one for the adult, and one for the kid. We just helped you get gifts for 2 people checked off your list – you can thank us later.
Compression garments aren’t just worn for medical reasons! If you know someone who is a frequent traveler, stands or sits for long periods of time each day, is pregnant, or exercises often, this may just be the perfect gift for them. Wearing knee-high compression socks can help combat fatigue, swelling, and discomfort – leaving their legs energized at the end of a long day. Plus, Rejuva compression garments aren’t just for old ladies – they're fun and fashionable!
If you’re feeling like you need to get as many people checked off your list as quickly as possible because you’re not into the holidays (ok, grinch), we’ve got just the gift idea for you! The busy dad who works 9-5, then hits the golf course right afterwards? Check. Your grandma who loves to spend the day in her garden? Check. A mom who is chauffeuring the kids from school to practice from sunup to sundown? Also check! These StrideTec socks are perfect for everyone on your list because they’re supportive, breathable, and come in different colors!
The I-Only-Kinda-Know-You Person
Pulled your 5th cousin in Secret Santa? Need a gift for a random coworker? Not quite that close with your significant other's family? Generic presents for the win!
Great smelling, luxury hand wash and moisturizer are a great, generic gift that anyone will appreciate! People often won’t buy themselves the nice stuff, but they secretly want it. Even if it’s only so they can impress people who visit their guest bathroom when they host Christmas dinner. But let’s be real, even your coworker deserves to feel like they’re in a fancy, 5-star hotel whenever they wash their hands. It’s the little things in life.
Nothing says, “I care about you enough to get you a nice gift, but I don’t know what to get you because we’re not that close yet”, like these gloves. They’re a great price point – you won’t look too cheap, but you also aren’t breaking the bank. Gloves are one of those items that people can never have too many pairs of, so this is the perfect gift. Plus, people go crazy over anything with the word “cozy” in it, so this is sure to be a hit!
Anyone who thinks gift cards and socks are lame gifts is someone you should stay away from. Gift cards are a great gift. Think back to when your crazy aunt got you that present that you felt too bad to get rid of, don’t you wish she would’ve just gotten you a gift card instead? Plus, it’s weird to buy someone you don’t really know socks. They’d be all like, “How do you know my shoe size? I've spoken to you two times.” Then you’re the weird one all of a sudden. Avoid that. Get them what they really want, a gift card for socks.
If you get all these gifts for the people in your life, they’re going to think you’re a really great gift-giver. Which is a good problem to have - you’ll be everyone's favorite for years to come. Even though that sounds like a lot of pressure, don’t worry, we’ll keep writing amazing gift guides and you can keep taking all the credit.